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Special Circumstances

Definition overview

1 Definition

Matters which are, in most cases, beyond the control of the Student and which will impact their capacity to progress with their planned program of study or meet a submission deadline. In some legislation, Special Circumstances are referred to as ‚Äúcompassionate and compelling circumstances‚ÄĚ.

2 References

National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018

3 Definition Information

Approved Date


Effective Date


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Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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